Fantasy Football Food

Fantasy Football Draft Party

Fantasy Football Food “Go Big or Go Home” is the motto I stick too when it comes to my Fantasy Football Draft. I’ve been playing in the same league for over 10 years now, and since I’m the pitmaster extraordinaire of the group, I get to host the draft day festivities. Every year I try to make it bigger and …

smoked gator

Whole Smoked Gator Recipe

Whole Smoked Gator Recipe Y’all know I’m all about learning how to cook just about anything on the smoker or grill. Alligator is one animal that I never would have attempted on my own. So when my buddy The BBQ Ninja, Mr. Craig Verhage himself, offered to stop by and show my how it’s done I jumped on the chance …

Jerk Burger

“The Big Mon” Jerk Burger

“The Big Mon” Jerk Burger For this burger recipe I channel my inner Bob Marley to bring a taste of Caribbean vibes to the grill. I start with 80/20 ground chuck formed into big 1/2 lb burger patties. Each one is seasoned with AP Seasoning (you can use salt & pepper) and my Jammin’ Jerk Seasoning (you can use any …

Herb Crusted Beef Tenderloin

Herb Crusted Beef Tenderloin

Herb Crusted Beef Tenderloin For this recipe I start with a PSMO whole beef tenderloin. You can save some money by buying the tenderloin whole and trimming it yourself. If you want to skip this step just ask your butcher for a center cut piece of beef tenderloin. This is the same cut used to create filet mignon steaks. First …

Texas Turkey Breast

Texas Turkey Breast

Texas Style Smoked Turkey Breast Texas is known for its luscious, post oak smoked, brisket… but pit masters in the Lone Star state also know how to smoke a mean turkey breast. Restaurants keep smoked turkey on the menu year-round and if you haven’t tried Texas Style Smoked Turkey you’ve been missing out. This recipe is pretty much standard when …

Jack Sirloin Steak

Jack Sirloin

Jack Sirloin Steak For the past thirty years the folks at Jack Daniels have hosted the most prestigious invitational bbq competition in the World. Top teams from all over the globe come together to compete in “the Holler” just below the distillery in Lynchburg TN. The event is special for cooks and spectators. It needs to be on your must …

Competition Chicken Thighs

Competition Chicken Thighs

Competition Chicken Thighs If you’re looking to improve your competition chicken thigh scores in KCBS, then you’ll want to check out this video. I brought in Eric Lee from Fire Dancer BBQ to show us his technique for producing a proven, “180” winning chicken entry. Eric has 19 first places calls for KCBS Chicken – and right now is ranked …

Grilled Chicken Pitas

Grilled Chicken Pitas

Grilled Chicken Pitas When it’s hot outside, I look for recipes that can be cooked quick and easy; and these Grilled Chicken Pitas is a favorite at our house. I start with boneless, skinless chicken thighs (you can substitute white meat if you want) and some fresh vegetables: yellow squash, zucchini squash, red onion, and sweet peppers. Rinse the vegetables …

Barbecue Chicken

Barbecue Chicken Sometimes you just need a good old Barbecue Chicken fix. This recipe takes me back to those family 4th of July BBQ’s where the grill was slap-full of what seemed like endless pieces of smokey, glazed chicken goodness. Cooking barbecue chicken is really easy. All you need is a grill or smoker set up for indirect cooking and …

Barbecue Baked Beans

Barbecue Baked Beans My mom was always in charge of making the beans for our family barbecues, and this recipe reminds of the barbecue baked beans she made. There isn’t anything fancy about this recipe, and I can’t recall her ever measuring the ingredients. My mom tasted as she went (I’m sure that’s why she’s such a good cook); and …

Smokafried Wings

Smokafried Wings While I was visiting in Texas, Matt Pittman from Meat Church shared a recipe that his family loves – T-bird’s Smokafried Wings. The recipe is really simple – but it makes a smoky, crispy, juicy and delicious chicken wing! Matt started with wing sections – both drumettes and flats – then he liberally seasoned them with his Meat …

Competition Ribs at Memphis in May

Competition Ribs at Memphis in May Memphis in May is largest Pork cooking contest on the planet! Every May thousands of attendees gather on the banks of the Mississippi River to witness the “Super Bowl of Swine”. This year my team, The Killer Hogs, entered the Rib category at MIM and we shot a video of our rib recipe while …

Smoked Brisket Pastrami

Smoked Brisket Pastrami

Smoked Brisket Pastrami Pastrami was first made as a way to preserve meat. A brine is used to first cure the brisket; then it’s smoked, and typically steamed until tender. In the past, I’ve used a short cut to create pastrami by starting with store bought, corned beef brisket; but I wanted to see if I could brine my own …